Rabbit Food

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Keep your pets slim, trim, and healthy using mathematics! Pupils use a linear programming model to optimize the amount and type of food to provide to a pet rabbit. They model constraints by graphing inequalities and use them to analyze a cost equation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Develop collaborative groups to complete the presented problem
  • Consider eliminating the first four questions to create a more open-ended task
  • Use the suggested extenstions to differentiate within your classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes proficiency with creating and graphing equations and inequalities
  • Provide graph paper to learners
Pros

  • Interdisciplinary task that applies mathematics to the agriculture industry
  • Includes inquiry-based questions to encourage higher-level thinking
Cons

  • Uses leading questions in the explorations of the proble, which may hinder pupils' thinking process